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Facebook is taking the ‘optional’ tag off of its new profile for users and is hanging a ‘mandatory’ tag in its place. Facebook, starting today is rolling out the new profiles for everyone.
According to the social giant hundreds of millions of people voluntarily chose to switch over before today. The month of December was the new profile’s beta period. If you missed out on all the fireworks when the new design was revealed, let us take you back.
The new profile is a dramatic refresh of what Facebook previously had in place. It has a focus on making information available in a quick fashion, with diverse content highlighted on every user’s page, allowing for quick scanning for updates among other things.
As always, Facebook users are up in arms and furious about the change. There has never been a single update in Facebook history that I have seen that did not send its users into a veritable tizzy. Here is just one sample from the Facebook blog post:
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